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Herbal traditional seller's prescriptions for cancer

Shojaa, M. and Jouybari, L. and Sanagoo, A. (2008) Herbal traditional seller's prescriptions for cancer. ANTICANCER RESEARCH, 28 (5C). p. 3484.

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Introduction: Medicinal plants have been used for the treatment of disease in many countries. Traditional medicine has a long history in Iran. Medicinal plants are used to treat some of cancer symptoms, such as pain, which is common with all kinds of cancers. The aim of this study was to explore the medicinal plants prescribed by the traditional herbal sellers in North of Iran, Gorgan. Materials and Methods: The study was undertaken in Golestan province in the North of Iran. We conducted open interviews with all of traditional sellers of medicinal plants in Gorgan. All of the interviews were tape recorded. The data were coded and categorized as it is usual in qualitative methods. Results: The current survey revealed that thirteen medicinal plants and also some of the vegetables and fruits such as carrot, tomato and garlic are prescribed by the traditional sellers for the cancer remedy. Rosemary, Borage, Salix aegyptiaca are wellknown plants for pain remedy of cancer. Milk Thistle, Common Corncokle, Fumitory, Milfoil, Quercus, and Rubra also are recommended for a variety of cancers, such as skin and stomach cancer. Conclusion: The data indicated that the use of herbal remedies is very common. Their use seems to be cultural, rather than attributable to decreased access to health care. Most herbs used pose no threat to health. In some cases, remedies may be blended with traditional medical treatments to ensure better patient compliance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: موارد کلی
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 05 May 2018 06:25
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4086

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